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1985 Memphis Showboats (USFL) 3rd place Eastern 11-7-0 .611
Head Coach: Pepper Rodgers
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Mon2/25/1985ASan Antonio Gunslingers20-3WSan Antonio, TXAlamo Stadium10983
Mon3/4/1985AJacksonville Bulls24-14WJacksonville, FLGator Bowl40112
Sat3/9/1985HBaltimore Stars21-19WMemphis, TNLiberty Bowl37466
Sat3/16/1985ABirmingham Stallions34-19WBirmingham, ALLegion Field34500Moved from 3/17
Sun3/24/1985HOakland Invaders19-31LMemphis, TNLiberty Bowl28773
Fri3/29/1985HTampa Bay Bandits20-28LMemphis, TNLiberty Bowl23952
Thu4/4/1985AOrlando Renegades17-28LOrlando, FLOrlando Stadium21223
Sun4/14/1985ABaltimore Stars13-10WCollege Park, MDByrd Stadium15728
Fri4/19/1985HNew Jersey Generals18-21LMemphis, TNLiberty Bowl44339
Sat4/27/1985ADenver Gold33-17WDenver, COMile High Stadium8207Postponed from 4/26
Fri5/3/1985HBirmingham Stallions38-24WMemphis, TNLiberty Bowl29025
Sun5/12/1985HHouston Gamblers17-15WMemphis, TNLiberty Bowl27325
Sat5/18/1985ATampa Bay Bandits38-14WTampa, FLTampa Stadium35000
Sat5/25/1985APortland Breakers14-17LPortland, ORCivic Stadium16682
Sat6/1/1985ANew Jersey Generals7-17LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium45682
Fri6/7/1985HOrlando Renegades41-17WMemphis, TNLiberty Bowl23216
Sat6/15/1985HJacksonville Bulls31-0WMemphis, TNLiberty Bowl31634
Fri6/21/1985HArizona Outlaws38-28WMemphis, TNLiberty Bowl32743Moved from 6/22
Sun6/30/1985HDenver Gold48-7WMemphis, TNLiberty Bowl34528Quarterfinal Playoff
Sat7/6/1985HOakland Invaders19-28LMemphis, TNLiberty Bowl37796Semifinal Playoff
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
59David AlbrightRILB6'223525Chabot JC; San Jose State
21John ArnaudSS6'018524Iowa State
76John BanaszakDE6'324235Eastern Michigan
99Steve BeardenLB6'424023Vanderbilt
47Don BessillieuFS6'120029Georgia Tech
73Russ BolingerOT6'525431UC Riverside; Long Beach State10
Scott BolzanOT6'328023Northern Illinois2
80Gerald BradleyWR6'118024Weber State
52Mike BrewingtonLB6'322528East Carolina
81Preston BrownWR5'1118727Vanderbilt
Chuck BushbeckK25Villanova; East Carolina0
8Barney BusseySS6'020023South Carolina State17
3Mossy CadeRCB-LCB6'119824Texas15
70John CaneiOT6'525826Miami (Florida)
90Sam ClancyRDE-LDE6'728127Pittsburgh18
74Calvin ClarkRDE-LDE6'426026Purdue
58Will CokeleyRILB6'222025Coffeyville CC; Kansas State14
31Leonard ColemanLCB-RCB6'220523Vanderbilt18
53John CorkerLOLB-ROLB6'524027Oklahoma State17
9Derrick CrawfordWR5'1018525Memphis18
7Alan DuncanK5'918947Tennessee0
29Mike FoxFS5'1118026San Diego State
Greg GerkenLB6'423026Northern Arizona
57Daryl GoodlowLB6'223525Oklahoma
David GrahamDT-DE6'625026Morehouse
55Mike GrantLB6'122526Chowan JC; East Carolina
11Bob GruppP5'1119530Duke
54Steve HammondLILB6'422525Wake Forest17
60Paul HannaNT6'425126Purdue5
John HarperLB6'323025Southern Illinois
93Jay HayesDE6'625025Idaho
88Van HeflinTE6'323526Vanderbilt
Bryan HowardDB6'120026Tennessee State
19Gary HuffQB6'119534Florida State
56Dave HuffmanROT-ROG6'628428Notre Dame18
57Lemont JeffersLB6'322025Tennessee
12Mike KelleyQB6'319526Georgia Tech13
50Art KuehnC6'325532San Jose State; UCLA
10Walter LewisQB6'120923Alabama14
27Doran MajorS5'1017524Memphis17
68Tyrone McGriffLOG6'027027Florida A&M
62Ron MikolajczykROT6'328035Marshall; Tampa
1Jim MillerP5'1118428Mississippi0
84Greg MoserWR6'018525Oregon
32Ray OdumsCB6'217534Alabama
44Ron O'NealRB6'026522Auburn
23Ron OsborneFS5'1119024Iowa State
25Anthony ParkerRB6'020724Memphis
Larry PfohlLOT6'327027Penn State; Miami (Florida)
26Ricky PorterRB5'1019525Slippery Rock18
83Mark RaughTE6'321525West Virginia
91Carlton RoseROLB-LOLB6'222023Michigan17
51Larry RubensC6'226226Montana State18
67Luis SharpeLOT6'425525UCLA10
87Gary ShirkTE6'122035Morehead State
59Sanders ShiverLB6'222730Carson-Newman
61Ken SmithROG6'128525Evansville; Miami (Ohio)18
46Tim SpencerFB6'122525Ohio State16
24Harry SydneyRB6'021726Kansas1212
49Mike ThomasDB6'017828Tennessee State
92Reggie WhiteNT-LDE6'529324Tennessee1818
52Mike WhittingtonROLB6'222027Notre Dame
63Brett WilliamsDE-NT6'326027Memphis; Austin Peay State
89Henry WilliamsWR5'618123Northwest Mississippi CC; East Carolina170
20Leonard WilliamsRB6'020525Western Carolina11
Lenny WillisWR5'1118032Nebraska Southern JC; Ohio State
79Robert WoodsLOT6'325335Tennessee State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals761211161123
Opponents Totals82100371180
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals31:43336147161287819739.6115912
Opponents Totals28:17309110175247820039.0100771
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Alan Duncan0454893.800162564.0093
Derrick Crawford10000000060
Anthony Parker8000000048
Mike Kelley6001300038
Greg Moser6001100038
Walter Lewis4000000024
Mark Raugh4000000024
Harry Sydney4000000024
Tim Spencer3000000018
Van Heflin2000000012
Reggie White100000018
Gerald Bradley100000006
Leonard Coleman100000006
Dave Huffman100000006
Carlton Rose100000006
Gary Shirk100000006
Henry Williams100000006
Chuck Bushbeck022100.0001333.305
Team Totals54475094.024172860.71428
Opponents Totals42373994.912152365.20337
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Tim Spencer1987894.0413
Walter Lewis655919.1434
Leon Williams884635.3370
Harry Sydney763414.518t4
Anthony Parker672854.3268
Ricky Porter431884.4220
Mike Kelley15765.118t6
Ron O'Neal12342.870
Derrick Crawford166.060
Van Heflin133.030
Henry Williams1-1-1.0-10
Team Totals56727754.94325
Opponents Totals43818974.320
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Mike Kelley26016563.58121868.413.24693.5145.479.1
Walter Lewis1849752.78215938.716.465168.752.799.8
Team Totals44426259.016337798.514.465255.6194.348353342687.7
Opponents Totals57234159.621537226.510.952203.5162.841292343078.9
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Derrick Crawford70105715.1469
Greg Moser57114520.1596
Mark Raugh3451615.2504
Gary Shirk2323610.3271
Ricky Porter1421015.0650
Anthony Parker141369.7250
Tim Spencer14966.9110
Harry Sydney10969.6150
Leonard Williams9687.6140
Gerald Bradley811514.4331
Henry Williams511523.026t1
Van Heflin37926.3322
Dave Huffman122.02t1
Team Totals262377914.46525
Opponents Totals341372210.95220
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Ron Osborne33812.7200
Barney Bussey3113.7110
Don Bessillieu331.02
Leonard Coleman263.060
Mossy Cade200.000
Will Cokely200.000
Mike Grant100.000
Team Totals16583.620
Opponents Totals1925613.5630
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Bob Grupp26105640.655013
Jim Miller37149840.553068
Mike Kelley11414.014000
Team Totals64256840.155071132.6
Opponents Totals75298739.86062132.3
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Henry Williams3102578.3470
Derrick Crawford8518423.060t1
Team Totals39544111.360t1
Opponents Totals34434410.1450
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Henry Williams3671119.8490
Derrick Crawford1126323.9620
Anthony Parker35719.0250
Ricky Porter35217.3260
Mark Raugh11010.0100
Harry Sydney3258.3140
Ron O'Neal122.020
Will Cokeley100.000
Van Heflin100.000
(Team)300.000
Team Totals63112017.8620
Opponents Totals8220.31
SACKSNOYDS
Reggie White11.593.5
John Corker5.543.5
Calvin Clark5.027.0
Sam Clancy4.028.0
Brett Williams3.028.0
Steve Hammond2.520.5
Carlton Rose2.016.0
Will Cokeley1.59.5
Leonard Coleman1.09.0
Jay Hayes1.05.0
Barney Bussey1.04.0
Steve Bearden1.04.0
David Albright1.03.0
Warren Hanna1.01.0
Team Totals41.0292.0
Opponents Totals48.0353.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
David Albright0001100
Don Bessillieu000100
Gerald Bradley100000
Barney Bussey00011120
Mossy Cade00022390
Calvin Clark0002200
Leonard Coleman00044311
Derrick Crawford130300
Steve Hammond0002200
Paul Hanna000100
Dave Huffman0020200
Lemont Jeffers0001100
Mike Kelley430300
Walter Lewis710100
Doran Major0001100
Jim Miller110100
Ron Osborne0001150
Anthony Parker110100
Ricky Porter220200
Carlton Rose00011551
Gary Shirk100000
Ken Smith0010100
Tim Spencer310100
Harry Sydney220200
Mike Thomas0001100
Reggie White00011201
Henry Williams200000
Leonard Williams620200
Team Totals31121920393
Opponents Totals40202012320
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